Imagine for a moment that wolves were a pervasive problem across the country.
We were left with contending at any given moment a solitary wolf slipping into the school yard, play ground, or birthday party and attacking children. The public out cry began to build and the government in all of it’s infinite wisdom decided it should step in.
After much conferring with people who knew nothing about wolves and had never seen a wolf decided that the only real answer was to not risk another child’s life. From the Senate to the White House a solution was provided.
Every domestic dog that weighed over 25lbs was to be rounded up and slaughtered.
Dog owners and lovers became enraged “our dogs are not wolves”, yet the Government responded “we have talked with experts and have concluded that since dogs are all descendents from the wolf we can not afford, for the sake of the children, to risk what we see as ticking time bombs in our homes. We feel that every dog lover can be reasonable and accept that dogs 25lb and under can keep the average dog lover happy”.
The public pointed back “but what are you going to do about the wolves coming out from the woods and attacking our children?”
Of course such a question could not be effectively answered because wolves are wild and one does not know where they all live.
Dogs on the other hand live in homes and have rabies tags and there are records where they live.
Such is the philosophy of gun control.